Kettle Mettle Gravel Fondo 2023

Event Dates:
  • Fri September 15, 2023 12:00 AM
  • Sat September 16, 2023 12:00 AM
  • Event Cost: Variable
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We are excited to welcome you to the Okanagan on September 15th/16th for the 8th annual Kettle Mettle Gravel Fondo. This event holds it’s title as the oldest Gravel Fondo in Western Canada.
Situated in the stunning Okanagan Valley, our course carves its way through wildflower-blanketed canyons, historic trestles, and shaded decommissioned railway tunnels. You can expect panoramic views of crystal clear lakes as you climb and descend the sweeping switchbacks of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail.

Although the one-day 138+ km Full Fondo Plus distance is still our marquee event. We are also offering a 50km Medio and 100km Full Fondo distances. In addition to our one-day event, we are excited to be brining back the two-day stage race.

We respectfully acknowledge the KETTLE METTLE Gravel Fondo takes place on the traditional territories of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.

Day 1 Kettle Mettle Princeton to Penticton Sep 15th, 2023

  • Friday Sep 15th 100+K Full Fondo distance (start in Princeton)
  • Start Time 8:30am
  • Princeton to Penticton
  • Distance Approx 112kms
  • Elevation: 1,045m

Day 2 Kettle Mettle Penticton to Kelowna Sep 16th, 2023

  • Saturday Sep 16th 100K Full Fondo distance (start in Penticton)
  • Start Time: 8:12AM
  • Okanagan Lake Park, Penticton
  • Penticton to Kelowna
  • Distance Approx 100kms
  • Elevation: 1,615m